BIBA Journalist of the Year Awards – Winners Announced

29th June 2018

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has named Stephanie Denton from Insurance Post as the 2018 BIBA Journalist of the Year.

The awards showcase journalists who have made a contribution to furthering the understanding of what can often be highly complex insurance issues. National, regional and trade journalists are eligible to enter their work in a number of categories in the competition.

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, acknowledged Stephanie’s passion for the insurance industry.  He said: “To say that she has a thorough understanding of the industry would be an understatement. She has written on general insurance for 14 years and achieved a significant amount.”

Speaking about her winning entry the judge said “A strong in-depth piece that posted some challenging and topical questions.”

White continued: “I would like to congratulate Stephanie and all of the journalists who were shortlisted.”

A full list of winners and highly commended journalists from this year’s BIBA Journalist of the Year Awards follows:

Best Consumer Advice Award

Highly Commended: Esther Shaw, Freelance

Winner: Dean Sobers, Which?


Best Personal Finance Journalist Award

Highly Commended: Dean Sobers, Which?

Winner: Holly Black, Freelance


Trade Feature Award

Highly Commended: Bernard Goyder, The Insurance Insider

Winner: Lucy Jones, Trading Risk


Trade News Award


Highly Commended: Rosie Quigley, Insurance Post

Winner: Bernard Goyder, The Insurance Insider


Gary Hyndman Most Promising Newcomer Award

Highly Commended: Jennifer Frost, Insurance Times


Winner: Bernard Goyder, The Insurance Insider


Scoop of the Year Award
Highly Commended: Jonathan Swift, Insurance Post

Winner: Adam McNestrie, The Insurance Insider


Best Interview/Profile Award

Highly Commended: John Manley, Insurance Times

Winner: Stephanie Denton, Insurance Post


Online Award
Highly Commended: Chris Wheal, Freelance

Winner: Tom Flack, Freelance

The awards are judged independently by the following industry panel:

David Ross, Chief Executive Officer, The Ardonagh Group

Tom Woolgrove, Chief Executive, Premium Credit

Ian Cooper, Partner, Head of Regions, Lockton Companies LLP

Huw Evans, Director General, ABI

Craig Tracey MP

Graeme MacMillan, Director of International Brokers, Aviva

Keith Stern Lloyd’s Regional Manager, UK & Ireland, Lloyd’s

Ailsa King, Chief Client Officer, Marsh Ltd



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